|E100-55: Matthew 3:13 - 4:17: Testing the Messiah - Dr Tim Bulkeley|
Matthew has introduced Jesus, giving his genealogy, linking him to the story of God's chosen people in particular to David the great king (messiah) and Abraham the ancestor (patriarch) whom God first chose and blessed to be the blessing of the rest of humanity, and four really interesting women. He has told the birth, with a focus on kingship (messiah) and opposition (Herrod's massacre of innocents)...
Keywords: Jesus; Matthew; gospel; gospels; incarnation
|E100 Week 11: The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ - Dr Tim Bulkeley|
What is a âGospelâ? Not a collection of sayings, because they tell more stories, but not a biography, they almost miss out most of Jesus' life! We'll get an idea what Gospels really are by looking at how each Gospel concludes (Matt 28:17-20; Mark 16:15-20; Luke 24:51-53; John 20:30-31). Then, the four gospels begin so differently! They are different so we get four different âtakesâ on Jesus, a full rounded view, not one person's biases.
Keywords: Jesus; John; Luke; Mark; Matthew; gospel; gospels
|E100-82: Galatians 5:16 - 6:10: The Fruit of the Spirit - Dr Tim Bulkeley|
Unlike the theological treatise in Romans, Galatians seems to be written to particular people known to Paul, and with a particular situation in mind - Jewish Christian preachers who were calling for restoration of Biblical Principles (observance of the Old Testament law). So after the greeting, Paul starts combatitively in Gal 1:6-10. In the light of this he needs to spend the rest of chapter 1 and all of 2 defending himself as an Apostle...
Keywords: E100; Galatians; Gospel; life; Paul; spirit
|E100-56: Matthew 5:1 - 6:4: Sermon on the Mount (Part 1) - Dr Tim Bulkeley|
Matthew and Luke both give short collections of Jesus teaching early in their Gospels (Mt 5-7 and the second half of Luke 6) there are similarities, both e.g. have âThe Beatitudesâ a series of sayings listing sorts of people who will be blessed by God, near the beginning but each sermon (or summary compilation of Jesus' teaching) has a distinct focus and interests. In the Gospels we don't have a transcript of Jesus' life and teaching, but people's retelling of Jesus' life selected and told wit...
Keywords: Jesus; Matthew; gospel; gospels; teaching; Jesus teaching
|E100: Week 14: Death and resurrection - Dr Tim Bulkeley|
Gospels are not biographies, nor are they just collections of sayings, they focus on Jesus' death and resurrection. Without either event canât understand Jesus or the gospel. But we also to see and understand that Jesus is God incarnate and that Jesus is risen else his dearth and the disciples turnaround between end of gospels and Acts makes no sense. This week's readings bring to fruition the message we heard time and again in the Old Tedstament, that the only true God is Yahweh, the one who w...
Keywords: E100; Acts; death; Gospel; Jesus; John; Luke; resurrection
|E100 Week 12: The teachings of Jesus the prophet - Dr Tim Bulkeley|
This week's readings contain a sample of Jesus teachings. In reading them we will notice two things particularly that will help us better understand: (a) Jesus is a prophet: so the rules we learnt for reading Old Testament prophets will help us understand Jesus. These rules were: Prophets spoke to a context: knowing the who, what, when, where, how & why can help us get the point. Prophetic speech is often a conversation...
Keywords: Jesus; Matthew; gospel; gospels; parables; teaching; Jesus teaching